A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Road Town in British Virgin Islands on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us2000dxuf. Event ids that are associated: pt18101051, us2000dxuf. The temblor was picked up at 21:03:50 / 9:03 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/04/18 / 2018-04-11 01:03:50 / April 11, 2018 @ 1:03 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -64.5274 West, latitude 19.0459 North, depth = 35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, British Virgin Islands (c. 22 000 pop), U.S. Virgin Islands (c. 109 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Tortola (c. 23 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Charlotte Amalie (c. 20 000 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Road Town (c. 8 400 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Cruz Bay (c. 2 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Charlotte Amalie, Cruz Bay, Road Town.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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